The new parliamentary session opened Monday in Ottawa with a tribute to Jack Layton.
“Day after day he fought for the little guy.”
- Nycole Turmel, New Democrat Interim Leader.
“It’s hard to believe he isn’t still there.”
- Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
“As an adversary and as a friend, we shall miss him.”
- Bob Ray, Interim Liberal Leader.
“He could tear a strip off you, but when you left the House you still felt like shaking his hand.”
- Louis Plamondon, Bloc Québécois Acting House Leader.
"The chalk at City Hall has worn away, but the messages will be with me forever."
- Olivia Chow.